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Mothers of the nation : women's political writing in England, 1780-1830

Author: Anne K Mellor
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2000] ©2000
Series: Women of letters (Bloomington, Ind.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"British women writers were enormously influential in the creation of public opinion and political ideology during the years from 1780 to 1830. Anne Mellor demonstrates the many ways in which they attempted to shape British public policy and cultural behavior in the areas of religious and governmental reform, education, philanthropy, and patterns of consumption. She argues that the theoretical paradigm of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mellor, Anne Kostelanetz.
Mothers of the nation.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)606309470
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne K Mellor
ISBN: 0253337135 9780253337139 025321369X 9780253213693
OCLC Number: 42393584
Description: 172 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Women and the public sphere in England, 1780-1830 --
Hannah More, revolutionary reformer --
Theater as the school of virtue --
Women's political poetry --
Literary criticism, cultural authority, and the rise of the novel --
The politics of fiction: Desmond; Persuasion --
Postscript: The politics of modernity.
Series Title: Women of letters (Bloomington, Ind.)
Other Titles: Women's political writing in England, 1780-1830
Responsibility: Anne K. Mellor.

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Contests the notion that women occupied a separate private sphere in England during the Romantic Era. This title demonstrates the various ways in which they attempted to shape British public policy  Read more...

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